Consultation Guide on Commissioning Policies: Funding of Treatment outside of Clinical Commissioning Policy or Mandated NICE Guidance - A. In-year service development, B. Individual Funding Requests, C. Funding for experimental and unproven treatments, D. Continuing funding after clinical trials

Closed 15 Jan 2017

Opened 13 Oct 2016


When first established, NHS England published a set of a set of so-called 'generic policies' to guide its decision-making for all directly commissioned services. They were called 'generic policies' as they applied to all NHS England's commissioning responsibility, rather than being service-specific. Over the last three years, most of these policies have been covered in other existing comprehensive policy documents.

Four areas still require stand-alone policies, and they are the focus of this consultation.

The four areas are: in-year service developments, individual funding requests (IFR), funding for experimental and unproven treatments, and continuing funding after clinical trials.

We welcome views from stakeholders, the public and patients on this revised set of four distinct policies.


  • All Areas


  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • Patients


  • Specialised commissioning
  • Public